From the Pastor


09-09-09
Dear Family,

Father RogerIn 1993, the bishops of our country issued a remarkable pastoral letter entitled “Communities of Salt and Light” in which they described what a Catholic parish today is meant to be:

“The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth. Parishes are the place where God’s people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church’s life.”

After reading those words, I thought they were a pretty good description of our parish. If you take the time to read through this parish handbook, I think you will discover that there is a lot of faith right here in this part of Broward county, that we are not a bunch of do nothings but the people of God who make the world a better place and give people hope who are in despair.

This little handbook contains all kinds of useful information about who we are, what we stand for, and what we do. After some introductory material, it’s divided up into four sections:
—– worshipping
—– learning
—– serving
—– organizing

So let me welcome you to our parish where you will surely encounter our Lord not only in the sacraments but also in the people here who are your sisters and brothers in Christ.
Finally, let me tell you that we care about you and need you to help us become a community of “salt and light”.

Peace and All Goodness,
Fr. Roger
Pastor